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U.S. Senate Unanimously Passes Bill Backing Hong Kong

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The Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday aimed at supporting protesters in Hong Kong and warning China against a violent suppression of the demonstrations, drawing a rebuke from authorities in Beijing. #HongKongProtests #HongKong China on Wednesday reiterated a threat to impose unspecified retaliation if the bill becomes law and urged the U.S. to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs. Separately the city’s government expressed “extreme regret” over the bill, saying it would negatively impact relations between Hong Kong and the U.S. The vote marks a challenge to the government in Beijing just as the U.S. and China, the world’s largest...
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